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CNN Apologizes for Playing ‘Stupid Girls’ Ahead of Sarah Palin Segment

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CNN apologized on Sunday for playing Pink's "Stupid Girls" during a segment about former Alaskan governor and ineffable presence on John McCain's campaign pins Sarah Palin proudly visiting a Chick-fil-A with her husband Todd. Palin tweeted a picture in which she and Todd are hoisting their sacks of fried chicken up to the camera and smiling. The text reads, "Stopped by Chick-fil-A in The Woodlands to support a great business."


Since Chick-fil-A has been pretty vocal about its bigotry lately, Palin's tweet set the media wheels in motion, but CNN got a little ahead of itself, faced some heat for playing "Stupid Girls" during the Palin segment, and later explained that the song "was a poor choice and was not intended to be linked to any news story." Who knew going into the weekend that Dick Cheney and CNN would both criticize Sarah Palin, and that Cheney would be the only one not to apologize? Actually, that makes sense because Cheney is kind of get it, waka-waka-waka.

CNN: Playing ‘Stupid Girls' Ahead of Sarah Palin Story a ‘Poor Choice' [THR]

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I don't think they needed to apologize, honestly. There was no solid connection between the song and the story. If they had played "stupid girls" before discussing Hillary Clinton, I don't think anyone would have a problem because they would KNOW the two weren't linked.

By getting offended, everyone is kind of jointly agreeing that they think Sarah Palin is an idiot by assuming there's a connection.